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A significant portion of LED lighting and advanced controls today are installed through the retrofit market via energy savings companies (ESCOs). Architects, engineers, lighting designers, facility managers and customers working in the MUSH (Municipalities, Universities, Schools and Hospitals) markets will likely interface with an ESCO-focused lighting group at some point in their career. Learn what a lighting ESCO is, the background on the performance contracting model, differences between a lighting ESCO project from a traditional design-bid-build, and ESCO takeaways that may improve the overall quality of design-bid-build lighting design projects.
- An overview on the lighting ESCO model (industry players, market size, typical lighting project size and other metrics) and the scope of the ESCO lighting market.
- The difference between Design-Bid-Build lighting versus Performance Contracting lighting procurement methods, especially for ESCO projects.
- Real-world examples of how ESCO lighting designers approach a project versus traditional lighting consultants, architects or engineers. Total cost of ownership strategies used in ESCO models that could be applied to lighting design in design-bid-build projects.
- Impact of connected lighting systems on the lighting ESCO model as lighting designers deviate from traditional LED products to connected lighting systems. Impact of integration of connected lighting in campus lighting masterplans with building automation systems.
Over the past 17 years, Jon Parrish has worked in various lighting industry roles including engineering consultant for 6 years, architectural lighting designer for 3 years and regional manager of JCI’s ESCO lighting design team for the past 8 years. At JCI, Jon leads a multidisciplinary engineering team that develops lighting projects for Energy Saving Performance Contracts (ESPC). His team provides value to JCI customers by upgrading infrastructure, increasing efficiency and meeting sustainability goals without the need for capital expenditures. Additionally, they evaluate, design and provide cost estimations for retrofit and new lighting and controls systems. Moreover, Jon evaluates the feasibility of new technology and work with his team to develop implementation strategies that meet customer financial goals and schedule commitments. Jon is familiar with the requirements between different regional markets (SED, Tittle 24, Ashrae 90.1) and have direct experience developing and implementing projects throughout North America including Hawaii and Canada.